Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 March 28 - Morning Manna

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him  (Nahum 1:7).
Today's Morsel: Do you really trust God? Do you trust God more than man or yourself? The psalmist tells us, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man" (Psalms 118:8). How long are you willing to wait for God to come through for you, before you turn to man? When Saul saw the multitude of the Philistine, out of fear he took matters into his own hands instead of waiting for the prophet to come do the sacrifices. Fear will cause you to not trust in God. Fear will cause you to take matters into your own hands. To trust God is to wait upon Him at all cost. Nahum said that the Lord knows them that trust him. So when we say that we trust God are we being truthful to ourselves? I believe that one of the problema with us not trusting in the Lord is that we ask God, but we already have our preconceived ideas as to how it should be done. God's ways aren't our ways. If they were we would not need faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. For example, when we are sick, we may pray or have someone pray for us for healing, but because we don't immediately see the tangible answer, we don't believe that God is doing or has done anything for us. And so over a period of time, we begin to trust man over God. I believe every word that God says in His Word. I believe that when we pray, things are happening on our behalf. We just need to cling to the Scripture and believe that His grace is sufficient for me and that all things are working together for my good. I don't think that God will be mad or upset with us if we take the initiative in trying to fix things we are facing or our own problems, trusting Him for the wisdom and strength needed. David encourages us, "The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand" (Psalms 20:1-2;6). The word "Trust" has the word "Us" in it. Therefore, it takes "US" to bring about "Trust."
Sing: I trust in God, wherever I may be, upon the land or on the raging sea, for come what may, from day to day, my Heavenly Father watches over, over me.

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